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Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tried to grill Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan during a House Financial Services Committee Hearing on Tuesday and ended up getting embarrassed.

The hearing, held by Democrat Chairwoman Maxine Waters, was titled, “Holding Megabanks Accountable: An Examination of Wells Fargo’s Pattern of Consumer Abuses.”

The Los Angeles Times reported: “Sloan was the first megabank chief executive whom Waters, an outspoken critic of Wells Fargo, summoned to appear before the House Financial Services Committee since she took over as its chairwoman in January following the midterm elections that gave Democrats control of the House.”

Ocasio-Cortez used her time during the hearing to push her political agenda against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and against the fossil fuel industry.

“Why was the bank involved in the caging of children and financing the caging of children to begin with?” Ocasio-Cortez asked.

“I don’t know how to answer that question because we weren’t,” Sloan responded.

“Uh, so in finan–, you’ve, you were financing, involved in debt financing in CoreCivic and GEO group, correct?” Ocasio-Cortez responded.

“For a period of time, we were involved in financing one of the firms, we are not anymore,” Sloan responded. “I’m not familiar with the specific assertion you are making, we were not involved in that.”

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It only got worse from there.

“Should Wells Fargo be held responsible for the damages incurred by Climate Change due to the financing of fossil fuels and these projects?” Ocasio-Cortez asked.

“I don’t know how’d you calculate that, Congresswoman,” Sloan responded.

“Say from spills, or when we have to reinvest in infrastructure building sea walls from the erosion of, um, from the erosion of infrastructure or cleanups, wildfires, etc…,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“Related to that pipeline?” Sloan replied. “I’m not aware that there’s been any of what you’ve described that’s occurred that’s related to that pipeline.”

Growing frustrated, Ocasio-Cortez talked over Sloan as he finished answering her question, asking, “How about, uh, the cleans up from the leaks of the Dakota Access pipeline?”

“I’m not aware of the leaks associated with the Dakota Access pipeline that you’re describing,” Sloan responded.

“So, hypothetically, if there was a leak from the Dakota Access pipeline, why shouldn’t Wells Fargo pay for the clean up of it since it paid for the construction of the pipeline itself?”

“Because we don’t operate the pipeline, we provide financing to the company that’s operating the pipeline,” Sloan answered.

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“Regulators hit Wells Fargo with a $1-billion fine last year for forcing auto-loan customers into unneeded insurance policies and charging improper fees to some mortgage borrowers,” The Times reports. “And in a securities filing this month, Wells Fargo said it could be required to pay as much as $2.7 billion more than it had set aside as of the end of December to resolve legal cases, including ongoing probes by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission.”

Sloan, who has been at Wells Fargo for 31 years, became the bank’s CEO in October 2016 after John Stumpf was forced out after a pair of disastrous congressional hearings.

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22 Comments

22 Comments

  1. elmer a goetz

    March 13, 2019 at 11:15 am

    AOC….like a rock….only dumber.

  2. Robin

    March 13, 2019 at 11:23 am

    This AOC is just plain stupid!!! She thinks she has something important to say and got her ass shut down.

  3. Wilson

    March 13, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Title should read Ocasio-Cortez embarrasses herself trying to look smart in front of Wells Fargo’s CEO instead.

  4. Rainey

    March 13, 2019 at 11:25 am

    That is all these crazy Dems know how to do. Accuse without proof, when they are met with the truth, and look like a fool, quick change the subject so they deflect the fact that the inflammatory accusation was absolute B.S. Someone needs to keep redirecting them back to the accusation and ask them what sources they have that prove that any of that accusation has an ounce of truth OR they will continue with that lie every chance they get. Someone needs to hold that idiots feet to the fire and destroy her platform of insanity!

  5. Wilson

    March 13, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Anyone ever notice she only wears her glasses when she tries to act like she has some intelligence?

  6. Susan

    March 13, 2019 at 11:34 am

    I’m glad they let her try to ask questions!!! Shows what a freakin moron she is at all times! It isn’t just once in a while it’s all the time and everyday!!! What a gift to the Republican Party! She is so dam dumb it makes their whole party look even more stupid that we ever thought!!!! Keep up the good work idoit!!! Lmao

  7. BWH

    March 13, 2019 at 11:42 am

    I wonder if she will get primaried by a Democrat who can walk and chew gun at the same time?

  8. MICHAEL MCPOLAND

    March 13, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    The best thing any witness should say is, “Would you please repeat the question?” Then watch her squirm and try to remember what she was trying to talk about.

  9. Paul Lee

    March 13, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Dumber then a rock and box of wet rags really doesn’t describe how utterly stupid this poor thing is. She really needs help. Pray that God can up her IQ to at least 40, so she’ll be able to function in the World

  10. Grace Koch

    March 13, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Ms. Ocasio-Cortez thought she could grill Wells Fargo’s CEO, and did she learn something?
    She was destroyed by the CEO. She never learned from what someone called her – “The Little Girl With The Big Mouth”. Someone also questioning her education, what did she learn in school to be flipping hamburger at the fast food restaurant? She thinks this Socialism is going to save America?
    Boy! Was she wrong? Absolutely! Someone made comment to this, to get ready, because we’re going to start eating garbage, and trash bags with Socialism.

  11. Carol

    March 13, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Maxine, you should be so happy to have the dumbest , stupidest, congresswoman of all time.

  12. Wallace Swetland

    March 13, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    And SHE is the smartest Dem the @DNC has to offer…
    …PATHETIC!

  13. Pauline Kasper

    March 13, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Looks little Ms. Smartypants has met her comeuppance!

  14. mike

    March 13, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    AOC would look better on a brass pole than in a congressional seat

  15. memphismom

    March 13, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    I am blown away by the folks that continue to support AOC, unless the support is for the comic value of her stint in congress. AOC rants are often a hash up of whatever is on her mind that day and rarely have more t say than “I am jealous of rich folks and I want to take their $$ away.”

  16. Grace Joy

    March 13, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    She’s not an “idiot;” She’s a puppet for very dangerous Leftists.

    “The Brains Behind AOC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5iv6sECGU

  17. MissD

    March 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    What a dumbass ..

  18. abolishliberals

    March 14, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Seriously, as stupid and air headed as AOC is, she shouldn’t be allowed to “grill” anyone because no matter who it is or what they’ve done or been accused of, they are going to just make her look as dumb as she really is. Electing her to congress was like electing a 5 year old to congress… the woman is just a bubble head who has no business in politics!

  19. JerryV

    March 14, 2019 at 10:08 am

    It’s the AOC comedy hour.

  20. AP2021

    March 15, 2019 at 2:28 am

    Credit where credit is due….it is not easy to make Maxine Waters look intelligent. AOC accomplishes that with ease.

  21. marissas

    March 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    How is it possible to answer that idiot so calmly? Hope her 15 minutes of fame ends quickly.

  22. Mary

    March 17, 2019 at 5:16 am

    Maxine Waters and AOC make a wonderful team.
    They’re both Dumb Idiots.
    One that screams, “Impeach 45” to I’m Little Socialist LuLu skipping along NYC spreading her uneducated mouth.

    Aren’t you glad these two represent the Democrats?

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